Trifecta

What Is the Trifecta?

The Trifecta is more than just letters after your name. It’s peace of mind. Real estate professionals with the Accredited Buyers Representative, Sellers Representative Specialist, and Real Estate Negotiation Expert designations have the knowledge and skill to take a transaction from start to finish—while saving customers time and money.

“Earning my ABR designation was key in becoming the Realtor I am today. My Seller Representative Specialist Designation was just as significant and gave me the skills needed to assist my clients through the listing and sales process. I believe communication is crucial in Real Estate. Continuing my pursuit for professionalism, my Real Estate Negotiation Expert certification gave me the extra edge to be sure I go above and beyond for my clients.”

Carla Shipman, SRS, ABR, RENE, SFR
Broker/Owner, Proper T Realty
MetroTex Member Since 2008

When Can I Get Started?

ABR- Accredited Buyers Representative

ABR

16 CE Hours | TREC #39438 | Provider Texas REALTORS #0001

MetroTex Members: $200
Non-Members $250

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SRS- Seller Representative Specialist

SRS

16 CE Hours | TREC #32071 | Provider Texas REALTORS #0001

MetroTex Members: $200
Non-Members: $250

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SRS – Seller Representative Specialist

MetroTex Headquarters 1701 Kinwest, Irving

The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It will take you from new agent to an accomplished level fast, or launch your already-successful career even higher.

RENE- Real Estate Negotiation Expert

RENE

16 CE Hours | TREC #32213 | Provider Texas REALTORS #0001

Member Price: $200
Non-Members: $250

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RENE – Real Estate Negotiation Expert

MetroTex Headquarters 1701 Kinwest, Irving

Elevate your negotiation game with this two-day examination of all types of negotiation formats and methods so you can play the game to win.

Let’s Break Them Down!

Accredited Buyers Representative

ABR shows that you provide the highest quality of service and unmatched degree of fidelity to buyers. You will also learn methods for building a buyer representation business and developing a self-customized tool for conducting a buyer counseling session. After you complete the MetroTex ABR course, you will automatically become a member of the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council (REBAC) for one year—free! You’ll have access to member benefits while you work towards completing your remaining ABR® requirements, which can be found at rebac.net/abr.

Seller Representative Specialist

SRS redefines and reinvents the way you represent sellers. It provides a comprehensive foundation of skill development, training and resources to help real estate professionals represent the interests of sellers in today’s marketplace. SRS helps you increase listings, demonstrate and communicate your value package to seller clients and understand and apply the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The MetroTex SRS course is one of three simple requirements to attain your designation. Those requirements can be found at rebinstitute.com/srs.

Real Estate Negotiation Expert

Real estate professionals encounter all sorts of people, personalities, situations, behind the scenes issues and adverse and competing objectives of the parties. RENE designation shows that you have mastered the art of effectively advocating for your clients. Learn when and how to negotiate. Craft a strategy for any negotiation, and recognize patterns and tactics being utilized. This MetroTex RENE course is one of three simple requirements to be completed within two (2) years of enrolling. The certification requirements can be found at rebinstitute.com/rene.

To receive the ABR and SRS designations you must also successfully complete 1 additional elective designation course.

Elective Designations Offered at MetroTex:

AHWD - At Home With Diversity

Course #30122, 8CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS #0001

Member Price: $100
Non-Members:  $150

A ground-breaking professional education initiative designed to provide America’s real estate professionals with training and tools to expand their business as well as home ownership opportunities for more Americans. The AHWD Certification relays to the public that those certified have been professionally trained in and are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues inviting a wider volume of business from a greater variety of cultures. Participants will learn about the people who make up the local market, their values, customs, real estate needs, and expectations of real estate professionals. Specifically, the course helps participants develop skills in cross-cultural communication and strategic business planning.

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At Home With Diversity Certification

MetroTex Headquarters 1701 Kinwest, Irving

The AHWD Certification is a ground-breaking professional education initiative designed to provide America's real estate professionals with training and tools to expand their business as well as home ownership opportunities for more Americans.

e-Pro Certification

Course #35261, 16CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS #0001

Member Price: $200
Non-Members: $250

The e-PRO® Certification program helps you master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO® certification, you’ll learn how to increase your ability to reach and engage customers, expand your capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information. Optimize your web-based presence, align with other online marketing activities, and connect with modern consumers to convert them into clients.

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e-Pro Certification

Broadcast Live via Zoom TX

The e-PRO® Certification program helps you optimize your web-based presence, align with other online marketing activities, and connect with modern consumers to convert them into clients.

GRI - Graduate REALTOR® Institute

Achieving the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation isn’t easy. With three areas of study – marketing, brokerage and contracts – and four days for each one of those sections, this is a serious investment. What you get is a true understanding of what it takes to be successful and a valuable set of comprehensive skills. About 5 percent of MetroTex members can put GRI after their names. Are you ready to join them?

For more information about the GRI, click here.

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GRI Brokerage: Professional Standards

Broadcast Live via Zoom TX

GRI Brokerage (4 Days) will help you stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as an agent who has invested the time to develop advanced skills. Day 1 (Professional Standards) sets the tone for the course and provides a thorough review of the NAR Code of Ethics.

MRP - Military Relocation Professional

Course #46525, 8CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS #0001

Member Price: $125
Non-Members: $175

The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification will equip you to work with current and former U.S. servicemembers and their families so that they can find the housing solutions that best suit their needs. Learn how to provide real estate services that meet the needs of this niche market, how to provide access to resources for affordable, suitable, and maintainable housing solutions, and how to win future referrals. You’ll also get the most current updates and changes pertaining to military housing guidelines.

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Military Relocation Professional Certification

Broadcast Live via Zoom TX

The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification will equip you to work with current and former U.S. servicemembers and their families so that they can find the housing solutions that best suit their needs.

PSA - Pricing Strategy Advisor: Mastering the CMA

Course #46545, 8CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS #0001

Member Price: $125
Non-Members: $175

Determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise, competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approaching the pricing assignment from all pertinent perspectives. The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification course is specifically designed to help residential real estate agents and brokers enhance their skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values. Price with confidence!

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PSA: Mastering the CMA

Broadcast Live via Zoom TX

The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification course is specifically designed to help residential real estate agents and brokers enhance their skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.

RSPS - Resort and Second Home Property Specialist

Course #41116, 8CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS #0001

Member Price: $125
Non-Members: $175

The Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification is for REALTORS® who specialize in buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in resort, recreational, and/or vacation destinations. Learn the essentials of buying, selling, or managing resort properties and second homes for recreation, the global impact of these properties on real estate as an investment, recreational and/or vacation destination, and how to develop a client base for this niche market.

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Resort and Second Home Property Specialist Certification

MetroTex Headquarters 1701 Kinwest, Irving

The Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification is for REALTORS® who specialize in buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in resort, recreational, and/or vacation destinations.

SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist

Course #45279, 8CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS #0001

Member Price: $125
Non-Members: $175

The Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) Designation course helps real estate professionals develop their business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50+ real estate market by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices, fostering empathy with clients and customers, and connecting to a network of resources.

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SRES – Seniors Real Estate Specialist

MetroTex Headquarters 1701 Kinwest, Irving

The Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) Designation course helps real estate professionals develop their business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50+ real estate market.

SFR - Short Sales & Foreclosures: What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know

Course #32073, 8CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS #0001

Member Price: $125
Non-Members: $175

The short sale and foreclosure process is complex for both distressed homeowners and interested buyers. Consumers on both sides of these unique transactions need the help of a knowledgeable real estate agent with the expertise and confidence to get them from contract to close. The Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) certification distinguishes agents who are trained to skillfully assist homeowners and guide buyers through the buying and selling of distressed properties.

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SFR – Short Sales & Foreclosure Certification

MetroTex Headquarters 1701 Kinwest, Irving

The Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) certification distinguishes agents who are trained to skillfully assist homeowners and guide buyers through the buying and selling of distressed properties.